Organization
University of Nebraska Lincoln
I am a mathematical modeler rather than a mathematician. This is a distinction not well understood because it doesn't fit the way we classify academics. Mathematicians think in terms of finding biological settings in which to apply their mathematics, and then they focus on the mathematics. I focus on the fit between the mathematical model and the biological context. I like to say that "mathematical modeling is the tendon that links the muscles of mathematics to the bones of science."